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This is a difficult situation with no ideal legal solution. This is because in California, employment is "at will
" absent an express agreement to the contrary. At will employment can be terminated or modified for any reason not amounting to discrimination
on the basis of a legally protected trait (race, religion, gender, etc.) or retaliation
for engaging in certain forms of legally protected conduct (filing a wage
claim, taking FMLA
leave, etc.). It doesn't matter whether the basis for termination
/modification of employment is fair or reasonable.
So, unless you can somehow prove that your employer's motivation for treating you differently is illegal (as defined above), your only real options are to stick it out and start looking for another job, or to quit now and start looking for another job. Quitting will most likely result in the denial of unemployment benefits
, since you would need to prove that no reasonable person genuinely desirous of remaining employed would have done so under the circumstances, and that is a VERY difficult burden to meet.
Therefore, the better course of action would almost certainly be to starting looking for another job now and quit only once you've secured another offer. That way, you are not putting yourself in the potential (and likely) situation of becoming voluntarily unemployed with no way to support yourself. Statistically it has also been shown to be easier to find a new job when you are employed. It has to do with the psychology of employers wanting to hire people they perceive as "in demand."
I hope that you find this information helpful. Please do not hesitate
to let me know if you have any questions or concerns regarding the above and I will be more than happy to assist you further.
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